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Global Alliance

We want the very best of the world connected to the very best of the UK. That’s why we built this programme; to form international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions and people from every corner of the globe. It is innovation diplomacy at its best.

As the United Kingdom, we’re entering a new phase in our international relations. It has never been more important to foster long-lasting partnerships with the global community. Forming these strategic links will help to drive innovation locally, through the UK’s governing bodies, businesses and institutions and bring our talent to a broader audience.

But it’s not just about bringing UK innovation to the rest of the world. Many of the challenges we now face are universal, and having an international perspective on their solutions is critical. We can’t help to shape the future of the world in isolation. As an outward-looking society, we need to build global alliances, from the top tier of international relations down to individual organisations and people.

Find out more about the work we undertake every day to assure the UK’s place at the forefront of global innovation. Talk to our team now to see how we can help you find an international partner that could take your project to the next level.

Our current global activity

Agrifood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Energy Catalyst

Global energy poverty is real. Over 1 billion people do not have access to electricity. Over 3 billion people rely on solid fuels and kerosene for cooking and heating. It is estimated that approximately 80% of people gaining access to electricity worldwide are in urban areas.

European Programmes

KTN helps UK companies engage with European funding programmes and help them create collaborations.

Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Funding Opportunities

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Health Cluster 1

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for healthcare, with closing dates in September 2021, April 2022 and September 2022. These include tackling diseases and reducing disease burden, staying healthy, health industry, health care, new technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society, and health-promoting environment.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 06/09/2022

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EuropeWave’s innovative wave energy tender now open

EuropeWave is an innovative R&D programme for wave energy technology, which runs from 2021 to 2025. It will combine over €22.5m of national, regional and EU funding to drive a competitive Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) programme for wave energy. They are now inviting wave energy developers to apply for funding via its innovative pre-commercial procurement (PCP) programme.

Opens: 01/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society - Cluster 2

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for culture, creativity and inclusive society, with closing dates in September 2021 or April 2022. Some of these also include AI, big data, digital tech, materials and health.

Opens: 19/07/2021 Closes: 06/04/2022

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Events

Tue
16
Mar
2021

Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

09.00 - 17.00 | Online

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Wed
30
Mar
2022

Digital Business Meetup - International Opportunities and Collaborations

10.00 - 12.30 | Online

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Tue
8
Jun
2021

Demystifying US Export Control Regulations for Dual-Use Technologies

16.00 - 17.30 | Online

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News

05.07.2021

Insect Protein: Opportunities for innovation and collaboration in the UK and Africa

Nearly 300 people joined us for our recent event on insect protein in the UK and Africa in June 2021. The aim of the event was to discuss how we can make the most of innovation and collaboration opportunities around insect protein. The event featured insightful presentations, followed by several interesting panel discussions as well as an interactive survey for delegates to share their thoughts.

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20.07.2021

Rapidly find Innovative Solutions to AgriFood Challenges in Kenya

We are looking for large* Kenya-based companies from the AgriFood Sector wanting to find rapid innovative solutions to their industry challenges. Deadline to apply: 30 August 2021.

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Programmes related to Global

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Global Expert Missions

The Global Expert Missions (GEM) programme aims to create global growth opportunities for UK innovation through strategically aligned partnerships with the right businesses in the right countries.

Learn More

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Learn More

Agrifood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

Learn More